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The Colonizer Abroad

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Book Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780203494400 9780415970624 9780415803434 9781135877408 9781135877392 9781135877354 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203494400 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.

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